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Lorrie K.

Baltimore, MD

$55/hr

ACT and SAT Prep: Writing, Reading Comprehension, Science, Math

Background check passed as of 8/28/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

ACT and SAT Prep: Writing, Reading Comprehension, Science, Math

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I am a materials scientist who uses chemistry, physics, and math in my work every day! I live in Baltimore and my laboratory is located in Columbia, so I am easily accessible in both places. I have a Bachelor's degree in physics, a Master's degree in technology management, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. I have led courses in Chemistry I/II and Physics for non-science majors at a local University and have tutored study groups in those subjects. I have also given numerous volunteer guest lectures at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate school levels in the area of materials science and failure analysis. The point of these talks is to demonstrate to students how a strong knowledge of math and science can lead to a number of interesting career choices - choices they may not have even known existed! I especially enjoy working with young people who are curious about the sciences.

Reading comprehension and a writing style that expresses concepts clearly are extremely important in my line of work. I am equipped to assist students in these subject areas as well, including skills such as understanding and responding to mathematical word problems and answering questions about reading passages.

I try to bring a fun attitude and, when possible, interesting real life examples to my interactions with students. Whether prepping for a big test or looking to build up general knowledge, I'm here to help!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Sakil, Laurel, MD on 10/12/14

"Responsive, patient and effective."

- Sheila, Baltimore, MD on 6/14/13

"Very thorough and flexible."

- Matthew, Reisterstown, MD on 6/13/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Saifuddin, Ellicott City, MD on 10/10/12
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Homeschool:
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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SAT Math

The skills needed to do well in SAT math include an understanding of the subject areas (algebra, geometry,logical reasoning, etc) as well as an ability to evaluate each problem and answer quickly and efficiently. Knowing when to work out fully, when to simply plug in, and when to skip a problem and return to it later are key time management skills that can raise your score!

SAT Reading

One great way to prepare for the SAT Critical Reading test is to build up your vocabulary. How do you do that? Read! Read for school, read for pleasure, and look up any new and unfamiliar words you come across. Your vocabulary will grow in no time!

State University of NY Stony Brook
Physics
State University of NY Stony Brook
Master's
The Johns Hopkins University
PhD

Education

State University of NY Stony Brook (Physics)

State University of NY Stony Brook (Master's)

The Johns Hopkins University (PhD)

Great Tutor! — We were looking for a tutor who would understand my son's personality and needs. Lorrie is the perfect match. She assessed the existing strengths and weaknesses at the outset and made a plan for progress. She gave regular homework and followed up as well. My son progressed greatly. Lorrie is detail-oriented and has all competencies of a great tutor. Lorrie has our highest recommendation. ...

— Sakil, Laurel, MD on 10/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorrie will travel within 20 miles of Baltimore, MD 21211.


About Lorrie

I am a materials scientist who uses chemistry, physics, and math in my work every day! I live in Baltimore and my laboratory is located in Columbia, so I am easily accessible in both places. I have a Bachelor's degree in physics, a Master's degree in technology management, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. I have led courses in Chemistry I/II and Physics for non-science majors at a local University and have tutored study groups in those subjects. I have also given numerous volunteer guest lectures at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate school levels in the area of materials science and failure analysis. The point of these talks is to demonstrate to students how a strong knowledge of math and science can lead to a number of interesting career choices - choices they may not have even known existed! I especially enjoy working with young people who are curious about the sciences.

Reading comprehension and a writing style that expresses concepts clearly are extremely important in my line of work. I am equipped to assist students in these subject areas as well, including skills such as understanding and responding to mathematical word problems and answering questions about reading passages.

I try to bring a fun attitude and, when possible, interesting real life examples to my interactions with students. Whether prepping for a big test or looking to build up general knowledge, I'm here to help!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor!"

- Sakil, Laurel, MD on 10/12/14

"Responsive, patient and effective."

- Sheila, Baltimore, MD on 6/14/13

"Very thorough and flexible."

- Matthew, Reisterstown, MD on 6/13/13

"Excellent Tutor"

- Saifuddin, Ellicott City, MD on 10/10/12

Education

State University of NY Stony Brook
Physics
State University of NY Stony Brook
Master's
The Johns Hopkins University
PhD

Education

State University of NY Stony Brook (Physics)

State University of NY Stony Brook (Master's)

The Johns Hopkins University (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Baltimore, MD 21211

Lorrie’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Homeschool:
SAT Math,
SAT Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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